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About Breac.House

A headland hideaway

Breac.House is a modern retreat at the far edge of Ireland. A place to get away in the complete sense of the word. Enjoy the modern luxuries of time, space and generosity - in our rooms, our hospitality and our surroundings.


Cathrine & Niall

In designing Breac.House, our vision was to create a unique, contemporary retreat which would bring new visitors to this very special part of Donegal. Breac.House brings together our love of all things Donegal, quality Irish design, real food, local heritage and, of course, the opportunity to explore the amazing beaches and mountains. Since we opened in 2017, our guests have responded and embraced that vision and, we hope, leave our little corner of the world with a real connection to this place, its people and its heritage. It has been a particular joy to welcome so many first time visitors to Donegal not just from Ireland but from all over the world. The Breac.House experience continues to evolve and each year we add little touches or new collaborations to enhance a stay with us.


A headland surrounded by the sea

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Horn Head is a dramatic headland surround by sea, cliff, beach, forest and bay. The peninsula, part of Sheephaven Bay, is classified as a Special Area of Conservation (‘SAC’) under the EU Habitats Directive and a Special Protection Area for planning and development purposes. The cliffs rise straight out of the water to a height of about 600 ft/180m and are an internationally important colony for breeding seabirds. It is designated as an Irish Natural Heritage Area and as a refuge for fauna, specifically sea birds.


An Corrán Binne

The area is also of archeological significance with remains of Neolithic stone circles, court tombs, passage tombs and prehistoric field boundaries. While not part of the surrounding Irish-speaking Gaeltacht area, many of the place names on Horn Head remind us of its Irish speaking history, including Horn Head itself – An Corrán Binne, the Hollow in the Hills.


A walk through the dunes

Donegal, along with Kerry, boasts more unique blue flag beaches (12 in 2020) than any other county in Ireland with 2 of those in the immediate vicinity of Breac.House (Killahoey and Marble Strand) as well as the idyllic Tramore beach which is a walk from the house through sand dunes and marram grass. Often deserted, this beach is a firm favourite with our guests.


Sustainability & responsibility

At Breac.House, our aim is to have a sustainable business model to reduce the impact our actions and activities have on the environment and our local community. We feel a strong responsibility to minimise our impact and the impact of our guests on this beautiful place. To reduce our energy and water consumption, we have installed air-source central heating, rainwater harvesting and created a highly insulated building. Where possible we source materials and products which are local, organic and produced in a sustainable manner.


Collaborators and Suppliers

We are proud to work with a number of local and national suppliers and collaborators who are very much part of the Breac.House experience.